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Maiden's Tower ; Sad love story ...♥

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The Leander’s tower which is one of the symbols of Istanbul dates back to 341 BC. There are several stories told about Kız kulesi which is named “Leander’s Tower” by westerns.

The most widespread story is about the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor who was killed by a snake hidden in a basket of figs which was brought to the tower from land. That is why, the tower is named Maiden’s Tower.

If we look further into the history we understand that this place was called “Leandros”. Leandros fell in love with Hera who was one of the nuns of Aphrodit. Leandros swam to the Maiden’s Tower to see his dear one. One day he was defeated by the storm and the waves and died. Hera could not cope with this grief and killed herself.

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♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on September 9, 2013

Çok teşekkür ederim İsmail Bey Selamlar

CHO PIGU on September 10, 2013

Beautiful shot very fascinating!!

Wonderful photo!


My best photos

ちょぴぐ Greetings from Japan。

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on September 10, 2013

Thank you Dear Chopigu Greetings.

digitaaal on September 28, 2013

Outstanding shot!


Best greetings Pista

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on September 30, 2013

Thank you Digitaaal Greetings.

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♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 1, 2013

Thank you George Greetings.

Sirka on October 3, 2013

Dramatic light!L514

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 4, 2013

Thank you Dear Sirka Greetings.

Adem Dogan on October 5, 2013

Fantastik Foto. LIKE 515. Selam

Anand Singh on October 7, 2013

Wonderful photo! Like& Fav, Greetings from India, Anand

PC on October 7, 2013

Beautiful lighthouse in evening, Like! P.C.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 9, 2013

Teşekkürler Adem Bey

Thank you Anand

Thank you P.C


Yuri O. on October 10, 2013

Amazing picture!


Greetings from Ukraine, Yuri.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 10, 2013

Hello Dear Yuri

Thank you :) Good night.

Popi Braga on October 13, 2013

What a beautiful gallery! I'm glad to have met you. This shot it's wonderful and the story of this Tower is very intriguing! Like&Star (YsL178/519)

A warm greeting from Italy, Popi

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 14, 2013

Hello Popi

Thank you ..I'm glad you like and for added..

Best wishes...

Neale Jenks on October 17, 2013

Beautifully wishes...Neale

Sergio N. Verrillo (… on October 17, 2013

Che spettacolo! bella! YSL. Interessante la tua galleria. Ti ho aggiunto ai miei fotografi preferiti. Ciao, Sergio.

♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥ on October 17, 2013

Dear Naele

Dear Sergio

Thank you very much ...Greetings.

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Photo taken in Salacak, 34668 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Turkey

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  • Uploaded on May 31, 2012
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    by ♥ ♥ Osho Angel ♥ ♥
    • Camera: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD. EX-Z330
    • Taken on 2012/05/31 06:51:18
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 11.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash